Israel, Hamas reach open-ended truce in Gaza

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Israel and Hamas agreed Tuesday to an open-ended cease-fire in Gaza after seven weeks of fighting.

The deal has halted the deadliest war the sides have fought in years, with more than 2,200 killed.

In the end, both sides settled for an ambiguous interim agreement in exchange for a period of calm. Hamas remains in control of Gaza with part of its military arsenal intact. Israel and Egypt will continue to control access to blockaded Gaza, despite Hamas’ long-running demand that the border closures imposed in 2007 be lifted.

CCTV America’s Roee Ruttenberg reports.

Israel, Hamas reach open-ended truce in Gaza

Israel, Hamas reach open-ended truce in Gaza

Israel and Gaza's ruling Hamas agreed Tuesday to an open-ended cease-fire after seven weeks of fighting. The deal has halted the deadliest war the sides have fought in years, with more than 2,200 killed, but it has failed to address the most difficult issues. In the end, both sides settled for an ambiguous interim agreement in exchange for a period of calm. Hamas, though badly battered, remains in control of Gaza with part of its military arsenal intact. Israel and Egypt will continue to control access to blockaded Gaza, despite Hamas' long-running demand that the border closures imposed in 2007 be lifted. CCTV America's Roee Ruttenberg reports.